WOW! New York City Review

TITLE: WOW! NEW YORK CITY, imagine a city built with a paper clip
ART: Rey David Rojas
PUB DATE: April 2010
SOURCE: contest win from Julie at Booking Mama

New York City has never been more whimsical than in this visual narrative that uses wire-art sculptures to explore the Big Apple. Everything starts with a paper clip that unfolds to create some of New York’s most famous symbols, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. A lively text accompanies the striking visuals, and six pages of information chronicle everything needed to know about the included attractions and landmarks.

We LOVED this book. The imagination that went into this book is fantastic. Who would have thought you could do this with a paper clip? Reading this book you will never look at paper clips the same way again.

Although the only down fall about the book is that Michael wants me to visit all those things while I am in NYC. I told him a few things that I will try to get to are the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. I am planning on visiting Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and perhaps riding a subway.

I am sure I will see tons of taxis and fire trucks as well as hot dog stands and pretzel stands. Any recommendations on where the best ones are?

Another great thing about the book is the fact sheet. Did you know that 12,000 taxis cruise the city every day? Did you know that the FDNY gets 500,000 emergency calls a year? Or that the Empire State Building has 6,500 windows?

I think this is a great book to give someone who is either going to visit NYC or has visited NYC.

If you would like a glimpse into the book look HERE

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Sounds Funny & 1-2-3 Chicago Reviews

Thank You to Duopress for sending these two great board books to Michael. He loved them. I was really nice to see him looking at the books and making up the story. He wanted me to read them but then realized there was no words to them. He was happy cause he was able to read them himself.

Introducing Sounds Funny!, a seriously wacky board book that takes the youngest readers to theworld of comic sounds.

A car goes vroom, a dog goes woof, and a bubble pops! Sounds are all over, and kids will love toimitate them with this book that uses some of the most appealing elements of comic books andpop art, such as simple panels and intense primary colors.Imitating sounds is an important element of language development, and this sturdy board bookpresents a cause-and-effect scenario (cause: an airplane takes off; effect: the plane goes “zoom”)that will introduce young readers to the wonderful world of sounds in a fun and appealing way.

Sounds Funny! is giggling-inducing reading for kids and parents alike.

Sounds Funny: A Book About Comic Sounds. This one he really enjoyed because he was thrilled he could read it on his own and he was even making the sounds that go with each picture. He loved the airplane sound and always says “Daddy works with airplanes right mommy?” This is a great book for any age child. The pictures are bright and colorful.

Here is another favorite of Michael’s. His cousin lives in Chicago so I think this was something he could relate too, although we have never been but want to go now. Its a great counting book that uses Chicago landmarks such as The Towers of the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, Chicago River, Sears Tower and the Chicago Water Tower to count with. This is a great counting book and its perfect for the little ones that are learning to count. This is probably be a book we bring with us when he go to Chicago.

Introducing 123 Chicago, a new board book that takes the youngest readers on a cool trip through the windy city while practicing essential number skills.

Kids will count to 10 using some of Chicago’s most beloved symbols— The Sears Tower, the El train, Fireworks on Navy Pier, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Deep Dish Pizza—in this board book featuring contemporary illustrations, dazzling colors, and a bold, clear design. The end of the book includes a complete location list, in both English and Spanish, to help parents locate the symbols and landmarks and plan an entertaining trip to Chicago.

123 Chicago is part of the Cool Counting Books series, which includes 123 New York, 123 California, 123 Texas, and 123 USA.

Thank You again Duopress for allowing us to review these two great books that you publish. Looking forward to reading more of your books.

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